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Horror Staycation: 8 TV Series To Binge-Watch This Halloween

For those planning an indoor scare-fest!
by Rey de la Cruz Jr. | Oct 30, 2016
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If you've found yourself reading this on the FHM website, then you're probably too old to go trick or treating this Halloween. Which means that, the Halloween long weekend means any of the following:

1) You finally have an excuse to dress up like Naruto without anyone judging you
2) Being forced to visit your deceased loved ones at the cemetery and dodge questions from your relatives that keep on asking why you still don't have a girlfriend at age 35
3) An opportunity to go to someplace nice for a vacation
4) The perfect time to catch up on your TV shows

Or the "best of both worlds" scenario:

5) Going to somewhere nice for a vacation just to stay in your hotel room and watch your favorite TV shows

If you happen to be that kind of person, then you're officially the best kind of person. Here are a few shows to binge-watch this long weekend while you avoid socializing with your relatives:

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From the creators of The Walking Dead comes Outcast, the new show that will satisfy all the horror junkies. It tells the story of Kyle Barnes, a man who has been haunted by demons all his life. The show deals with his search to find answers, and in the process has him encountering demons that strangely enough, only he alone can vanquish. 


Developed for the small screen by Evan Goldberg and comedian Seth Rogen, Preacher is a show that is currently going largely unnoticed. It tells the story of ex-criminal turned preacher Jesse Custer as he returns home to fulfill his promise of leading the church of his deceased dad. Things become interesting when a mysterious force takes hold of him and unleashes a highly unconventional power. 

The Knick

Set in the early 1900s and directed by Steven Soderbergh, The Knick stars British actor Clive Owen as Doctor John Thackery, a brilliant but arrogant doctor who just so happens to be addicted to cocaine and opium. Ever wondered how they conducted surgery without all the advancements of modern medicine? This show can do all the explaining. It also involves copious amounts of blood and pain. Fun fact, The Knick is one of Obama's favorite shows. Watch it so you'll have something to talk to him about in case you meet him one day.

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The Netflix stock is surging, and it's been said that one of the main reasons is the popularity of the show Narcos. The show tells the story of Colombian drug lord and all-around villain Pablo Escobar through the eyes of DEA agents Steve Murphy and Javier Pena. Once the 7th richest man in the world, and infamous for literally burning away millions of dollars to keep his sick daughter warm, Pablo Escobar is a James Bond villain brought to life. Watch Narcos to see how the war on drugs was fought in Colombia and catch a glimpse on how the mind of a psychopath works. He's scarier than any ghoul or ghost.



Mads Mikkelsen stars in the role that Anthony Hopkins made popular on the big-screen. Hannibal tells the story of Dr. Hannibal Lecter, who is enlisted to help FBI agent Will Graham as he investigates a serial killer in Minnesota. Dr. Lecter just so happens to be a cannibalistic serial killer himself, and he is fascinated by Graham's ability to empathize with murderers and psychopaths. 

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Stranger Things

In the absence of Game of Thrones, Stranger Things has been the show that a lot of your friends on Facebook have been going on about. Winona Ryder stars in this horror sci-fi drama set in 1980s Indiana. A young boy mysteriously vanishes, while a telekinetic girl suddenly appears at about the same time. With her powers, she helps his friends in their attempt to find him. The local Police chief and the missing boy's mom conduct their own investigation, and discover something that none of them could have even imagined. The show borrows heavily from sci-fi and horror movies from the '80s and the early '90s. 

The Night Of

You steal your dad's taxi cab to go to party and against your better judgment, you happen to pick up a beautiful woman as your passenger. She gives you drugs, takes you to her place, and proceeds to seduce you. Then you wake up in the kitchen and find her face down on the bed, swimming in her own blood thanks to multiple stab wounds. From 1 to 10, how screwed are you? That's the story of HBO's critically-acclaimed new series The Night Of. You know what makes it so scary? It could happen to anyone.

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Penny Dreadful

Set in Victorian London, Penny Dreadful brings those scary figures we've read about since we were little children to life, and shines a new light on them by exploring their origin stories. Sir Malcolm loses his daughter to the city's dark and mysterious creatures, and he'll do whatever it takes to get her back. Helping him find his daughter and slay said monsters is the clairvoyant Vanessa Ivesm, who is played by the always-enigmatic Eva Green. Prepare to be reacquainted with Frankenstein and the immortal Dorian Gray in this British horror-drama.


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